check a file within a certain time
On Sun, 6 May 2012 01:55:24 +0800, ron wrote in message
> Hi All,
> This is more of a general linux question. I would like to test if a
> file if exists, and if the test does not respond in 5 seconds it'
> considered failed.
..you want to do a test within a deadline.
The deadline is 5 seconds, and,
you want to test if a file is existing.
> reason for this is that i have web servers that has mounted nfs
> volumes, but when the NFS server is high on load accessing the nfs
> mount on the web servers seems slow.
> the mount is not disconnected, it's just that there is a delay
> accessing it
..so, the test should be _read_ the file to verify it _is_ useful,
rather than test whether it was on a mounted disk before it died?
> so what i'd like to do is test a file in the nfs mount e.g.
> /var/www/nfsmount/checknfs.txt if it was detected within 5 seconds it
> is ok if not i will send me an email alert about it.
> i was trying the "read" command: read -t 5 <
> /var/www/nfsmount/checknfs.txt or cat /var/www/nfsmount/checknfs.txt
> | read -t 5 but it does not give me anything.
> any idea how this can be done? TIA.
.."timeout -k 5 test " (chk "man timeout")
or "until [timeout -k 5] ;do test ;done"?
(I assume you know how to do your tests.)
Note that an until loop tests for the terminating
condition at the _top_ of the loop.
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